I just bought a nice Mauser action from a member here. I had planned to let it sit for a bit, while I got some other things settled; but its nagging me to get started, so Im looking for suggestions.... Its a Erfurt small ring / large (barrel) shank. I think its from a KAR98. The bolt was nicely replaced with a proper sporter style and swept back for scope use. If the bolt still needed work I would have opted for a butterknife style; but this one is so nice it just doesnt merit the effort. Right now it has a lightweight triggerguard from Brownell's that has a pronghorn relief on the hinged base, again its not my first choice but its not baaaaad, (given the choice I would have picked something with oak leaves and acorns...). It DOES need a trigger. I sorta want a set trigger actually a double set; but I dont think the double set will fit inside this triggerguard (a single set will probably be OK). In fairness I RARELY use the set triggers that I have on other guns; but its cool factor. I have TWO concepts in mind: FIRST is a slim full length stock with say a 18inch barrel. I think Ive found a guy that can help me with that; unfortunately hes not close so I have only internet pics to judge by. Right now hes doing a conventional stock for a Rem 700, once I get it in my hand, I'll decide. I reeeeely like full length stocks when done right and hate them when done poorly. SECOND is a conventional sporter stock with a 22 or 24inch barrel. I have a couple options on the barrel. Im looking at a lightweight profile (thick enough to mount sights--a rifle needs iron sights). Ive also thought about a barrel band swivel or at least a barrel mount for a sling point-OR-a slim octagonal (maybe dodecaon-12 sided) barrel just cuz.... I like light rifles for hunting where Im gonna be doing more walking than trigger pulling. I think I want 6.5x55; Im open to suggestions. I was told 308 and 30-06 (and similar) was not good because the pressure was too high. Ive also been told they were fine (but 30-06 wouldnt fit and I shouldnt cut the action for it). Id love 7mm08; but its a 308 case and similar pressure issues. I do have a fascination for 6.5x55, so I could live with that. Im open to others. Right now its drilled/tapped for Leupold mounts, which are fine. If I had been doing it from the start I probably would have picked more European style mounts, maybe even something like WW2 turrets or a side mount. Ive got a couple optic options just waiting to be mounted. Theres a Hensolt 6x with a No1 post and a Meopta Optic with a No4 that I had to have and if I go modern I have a Trijicon AccuPoint 1-5x with a "lit" reticle. Currently it has the original Mauser flag type safety. Im torn between changing to a "modern" Winchester type 3 position safety OR a Remington type trigger safety OR a WW2 style "extended" sniper style safety. Suggestions???